The Lady from the Sea
Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781848427181Publication Date:
12 Oct 2017
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First Staged:
Donmar Warehouse, London, 2017

The Lady from the Sea

By Henrik Ibsen Adapted by Elinor Cook

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Ellida, the lighthouse-keeper's daughter, is trapped in her marriage and longs for the sea. When a former lover returns from years of absence, she is forced to decide between freedom and the new life she has made for herself.
 
Relocated to the Caribbean in the 1950s, Elinor Cook's version of Henrik Ibsen's shattering 1888 play about duty and self-determination premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in 2017, in a production directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah.
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'Elinor Cook's beautiful new version is transporting... unforgettable'

The Observer

'One of the strangest and most haunting of Ibsen's works… Elinor Cook's sharp adaptation and relocation to a post-colonial British island manages to update the proceedings while also emphasising the social expectations that make this less of a paradise than it looks for the female characters in the play… draws on its Caribbean setting for some fine moments of humour'

Independent

'In Elinor Cook's strong new adaptation... could have been written yesterday… a beautiful, delicate and universal portrayal of human relationships at their most complex'

WhatsOnStage

'Profoundly beautiful… what you take away are both lightness and depth, and there could be no greater honour to the balancing act of Ibsen’s great human comedy than that'

The Arts Desk

'Elinor Cook's new version clarifies a familiar text… the dialogue [is] updated with a good deal of ingenuity'

Guardian
Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781848427181Publication Date:
12 Oct 2017
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 144 pages ISBN: 9781780019765Publication Date:
12 Oct 2017
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Henrik Ibsen:

An Enemy of the People
Hedda Tesman
Hedda Gabler (Abbey Theatre version)
A Doll's House
Hedda Gabler (Almeida Theatre version)
The Master Builder
Emperor and Galilean
Ghosts
Ibsen: Three Plays
Hedda
Peer Gynt
Hedda Gabler (Drama Classics)
Rosmersholm
A Master Builder
Peer Gynt
Rosmersholm (Drama Classics)
Nora : A Doll's House
Little Eyolf
John Gabriel Borkman
Ghosts (Drama Classics)
The Wild Duck
A Doll's House
The Master Builder (Drama Classics)
An Enemy of the People
The Lady From the Sea (Drama Classics)
Judgement Day
John Gabriel Borkman
The League of Youth

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Also by Elinor Cook:

Pilgrims
The Girl's Guide to Saving the World
Out of Love
Image of an Unknown Young Woman

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